Court Denies Ethics Case Rehearing Request

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Supreme Court has denied former Attorney General Phill Kline’s request for a rehearing to consider modifying a ruling that indefinitely suspended his law license.

The denial was signed Tuesday by Justice Dan Biles on behalf of the court. Kline’s attorney Tom Condit filed the motion with the court last week.

Condit, who didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment, argued that investigators in Kline’s case were biased and facts about the former attorney general’s investigations into abortions were misrepresented.

The Supreme Court in October agreed with a state disciplinary panel that said Kline repeatedly misled or allowed subordinates to mislead others, including a Kansas City-area grand jury, during his investigations. The unanimous decision came after disputes between Kline, a Republican, and critics of his tactics.